How to Get a Copy of Your Las Vegas Accident Report

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After a car accident, there’s a good chance your mind is in a million different places. If you’ve been injured, you might be wondering how long it’s going to take to recover and when you’ll be on your feet again. You might also be concerned about medical bills piling up, not to mention missed paychecks from time off work. On top of that, the car insurance company of the driver who hit you might be trying to dodge your calls (or flat out deny your claim). 

Of all the things that might be vying for your attention right now, requesting a copy of your Las Vegas car accident report might be pretty low down on your list of priorities. But it turns out that an accident report can actually be a crucial piece of evidence in your car accident claim. These reports, often completed by a responding police officer at the scene, contain invaluable information such as:

  • Exactly where and when the accident occurred
  • Photos of the crash site
  • Witness statements and/or contact information
  • Identifying info about all drivers and passengers involved in the crash
  • A diagram of the accident scene with accompanying narrative
  • The name, badge number, and agency of the reporting police officer

Getting a copy of your Las Vegas accident report is paramount to proving your case and maximizing your settlement after an injury. Here’s how you can easily request your car accident report in Las Vegas.

Request a Copy of Your Accident Report from LVMPD

If you were in a traffic collision in Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) responded to the accident scene, you can request a copy of your accident report online or in person at any of the area commands listed below. The cost for each report is $11.00. 

Note: LVMPD advises individuals to wait at least 10 days after an accident before requesting a copy of your accident report. 

LVMPD Area Commands

  • Metro Headquarters, 400 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Bolden, 1851 Stella Lake St. Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • Convention Center, 750 Sierra Vista Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89169
  • Downtown, 621 N. 9th St. Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Enterprise, 6975 W. Windmill Ln. Las Vegas, NV 89113
  • Northeast, 3750 Cecile Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89115
  • Northwest, 9850 W. Cheyenne Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89129
  • South Central, 4860 Las Vegas Blvd S. Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • Southeast, 3675 E. Harmon Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89121
  • Spring Valley, 8445 Eldora Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89117
  • Summerlin, 11301 Red Point Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89138

Online Accident Reports

Las Vegas car accident reports

If you decide to request a copy of your accident report online, you can do so through the Records and Fingerprint Bureau portal. You must complete the Citizen Request for Report form, which requires a valid email address, phone number, and the date and time of the accident. If you are being represented by a personal injury attorney, your lawyer may also request the accident report on your behalf.

In most cases, you will be eligible to receive the accident report via email through a secure link. Alternatively, you can request that a physical copy be mailed to you or pick it up in person. Payment must be submitted online using a credit or debit card.

In Person Records Requests

Should you decide to request your Las Vegas car accident report in person, note that only a named party in the traffic accident record may access the report*. This includes motorists, bicyclists, or pedestrians who were involved in the accident or the registered owner of a vehicle that was involved in the accident. You must pay for the report with a credit or debit card. 

To get in contact with the Police Records Bureau or to schedule an appointment, call 702-828-3271. The Metro Headquarters Records Bureau is open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and weekends 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*If your friend or family member is incapacitated, you may pick up a copy of their accident report in person only if they complete a Letter of Authorization in advance. 

Request a Copy of Your Accident Report from NLVPD

If your accident occurred in the city of North Las Vegas, you will need to follow a different procedure to get a copy of your car accident report. You can make your request in person at the North Las Vegas Police Department (NLVPD), by mail, or online through BuyCrash. The cost for each police report is $5.00. Photo requests cost $10.00 per disc, 911 call recordings cost $10.00, and witness statements cost $5.00.

In Person Records Requests

To request a copy of your traffic accident report in person, visit:

North Las Vegas Police Department
2266 Civic Center Drive 
North Las Vegas, NV  89030

The Records Division is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To get in contact with staff or to make an appointment, call 702-633-1715.

Accident Report Requests by Mail

To request a copy of your North Las Vegas accident report by mail, you’ll need to mail a copy of your ID, a notarized letter containing your case number or pertinent information about your accident, and a self-addressed envelope. 

Online Accident Reports

The North Las Vegas Police Department uses BuyCrash to house its car accident report records. You can conduct a search for your specific accident report by inputting the report number, your last name and the date of the accident, or your last name and the street on which the accident occurred. 

Request a Copy of Your Accident Report from NHP

Las Vegas accident report

If you were in a car accident in Southern Nevada in which the responding officers were Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) troopers, you will need to request a copy of your accident report from the Department of Public Safety. The Southern Command of NHP covers Las Vegas, Beatty, Nixon, Boulder City, Laughlin, Searchlight, Pahrump, and other parts of Southern Nevada. 

Online Accident Reports

The simplest way to request a copy of your NHP accident report is to visit To access the report, you will need the crash number, last name of an involved party, and the date the crash occurred. It generally takes between 7 to 14 days after an accident for a report to become available online. The cost for each crash report is $10.00

In Person Records Requests

If you were involved in a traffic accident which resulted in one or more fatality, or if you would also like to request photos taken at the accident scene, call the NHP Southern Command for more information at 702-486-4100, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Get a Free Car Accident Case Review

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in Las Vegas, Pahrump, or elsewhere in Southern Nevada due to someone else’s negligence, ER Injury Attorneys would like to offer you a free, no obligation consultation regarding your accident claim. You could be eligible for significant compensation for your economic losses as well as your pain and suffering.

Whether you just need some help obtaining a copy of your Las Vegas accident report, are mulling over a settlement offer, or are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit, our steadfast legal team can point you in the right direction. Our attorneys have more than 47 years of combined experience in personal injury and have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. 

To arrange your risk-free, no-cost consultation, call ER Injury Attorneys at 702-878-7878. You can also get in touch with an online LiveChat agent right now, or fill out this form to be forwarded to our office. The call is free, the case review is free, and there are no fees unless we win your case. 

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